|NASA Behind the Scenes: Ep22, Expedition 27 Soyuz - NASA|
06/20/2011 -- NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks to ground support personnel and mission officials in Russia and Kazakhstan as they prepare for the landing of Expedition 27 on May 23, 2011. Crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli returned home aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft while space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew were still docked to the International Space Station.
Keywords: NASA; Expedition 27; Soyuz; International Space Station
|Shuttle Endeavour Docked to Station - NASA|
On May 23, the Soyuz TMA-20 was carrying Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli back to Earth. Once their vehicle was about 600 feet from the station, Mission Control Moscow, outside the Russian capital, commanded the orbiting laboratory to rotate 130 degrees. This move allowed Nespoli to capture high definition video of shuttle Endeavour docked to the station.
Keywords: NASA; STS-134; Endeavour; Space Shuttle; International Space Station; ISS; Soyuz; flyabout; flyaround; Expedition 27